Our Patients are Living Proof
Learn why GW Hospital is the choice for high quality healthcare in Washington, DC and the surrounding area. Get to know some of our patients and their compelling stories. They are living proof of the excellent care they received at GW Hospital.
Tony Abate has a passion for competitive cycling, so when debilitating hip pain threatened to sideline him, he knew he needed to get help.
Bonita had a large blood clot in her lungs (pulmonary embolism). Doctors placed her on an ECMO machine and removed large volumes of clot from her arteries.
Ron had minimally invasive surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. Now, he feels as though he has a new shoulder.
Danielle was diagnosed with a rare brain condition. Neurosurgeons used virtual reality to help save her life.
After having a serious heart attack, Don only had a five percent chance to live. But then he received ECMO at GW Hospital, an advanced procedure that saved his life.
Jeffrey is a prostate cancer survivor, thanks to the minimally invasive surgery he received from urology specialist Michael J. Whalen, MD, at the GW Cancer Center.
Lamika had a history of miscarriage and high-risk pregnancies. Her obstetrician at GW was there to support her every step of the way to the successful, natural delivery of her youngest child.
Joel was diagnosed with stage four oral cancer. After participating in a clinical study at GW Cancer Center, he is now cancer free.
When Lauren learned she had the BRCA1 mutation, which made it more likely for her to develop breast cancer, she opted to have a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
Taqwa struggled for years with her weight, and she felt like she’d exhausted every dieting option. She chose to have the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure at GW Hospital.
When Jeffrey suddenly became ill, he decided to go to GW Hospital. Doctors diagnosed Jeffrey with congestive heart failure and helped save his life.
Putting Scott on the ECMO machine gave the doctors at GW Hospital time to diagnose his illness — an infection of the heart — and treat it properly.
Mark needed a heart transplant. While waiting for a donor, cardiac surgeons implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to keep his heart functioning.